New Zealand factory workers fight to get back stolen pay

Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020
June 20 protest at Temperzone factory. Owners kept government subsidy for workers’ wages, “paid” workers out of vacation, sick pay.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — “Management told us we had the option of using our paid leave or going without pay. That is, we could feed our families or not feed them. We could pay our bills or not. It was…


Oberlin College appeal tries to turn criminal into the victim

Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020
Allyn Gibson Sr. talking with children outside his Oberlin, Ohio, store. Appeal of court decision against Oberlin College officials deepens race-baiting smear campaign against Gibsons family.

Perpetuating their smear campaign against the Gibson family who own a small bakery, Oberlin College asked the Ohio Court of Appeals June 5 to overturn a 2019 jury verdict finding the college and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo guilty of…


Solidarity with striking Bath shipyard workers!

Strikers fight boss move to pit generations against each other
Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020
Shipbuilding workers on strike at Bath Iron Works in Maine June 22. Thousands of Machinists union members rejected company demands to contract out work, attack seniority, health care.

BATH, Maine — Thousands of Machinist union members went on strike here June 22 against concession demands at Bath Iron Works. They are fighting moves by the bosses to extend the use of subcontractors to further attack their jobs, wages…


Join the 2020 SWP campaign! Back Bath strike, fight for jobs

Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020

June 24 statement by Alyson Kennedy, Socialist Workers Party candidate for president. Malcolm Jarrett is the party’s candidate for vice president. Join the Socialist Workers Party 2020 campaign — the working-class alternative to the bosses’ Democratic and Republican parties! Joe…


Juneteenth actions across the US protest police brutality

Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020
Participants in Juneteenth march and rally in Dallas display umbrellas with names of 239 people killed by cops. One of them is Mike Ramos, an unarmed man shot by Austin police April 24.

Amid national — and worldwide — protests against police brutality since the cop killing of George Floyd on May 25, this year’s Juneteenth celebrations took on new life. As a result, they were bigger and more numerous than previously, becoming…


Beijing, New Delhi tensions escalate after border clash

Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020

In their deadliest clash in almost six decades, Indian and Chinese troops, using improvised hand weapons, battled over a disputed border region high in the Himalayan mountains June 15. Tensions between the rulers of the world’s two most populous countries…



How can I build up a library about working-class struggle?

Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020

“What book do you recommend?” That’s a question heard many times over the last several weeks as fellow protesters against police brutality looked at the wide range of titles by Socialist Workers Party leaders and other revolutionary fighters on party…


Court grants reprieve for ‘Dreamers,’ White House to refile to end program

Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling June 18 rejecting on procedural grounds the way the administration of President Donald Trump reached its decision to dismantle the “Dreamers” program. This Barack Obama-era program protects from deportation some 700,000 undocumented immigrants…


‘Prosecute cops who killed Andres Guardado’

Vol. 84/No. 26 - July 6, 2020
‘Prosecute cops who killed Andres Guardado’

GARDENA, Calif. — “I got here at 6 p.m., just after he was shot. They didn’t move his body out until nine or 10 hours later. They wouldn’t let the family see him. The cops took all the cameras, cleaned…